Could Simvastatin cause Stroke - from FDA reports


Summary

Stroke is found among people who take Simvastatin, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Aspirin, and have High blood cholesterol . We study 129,471 people who have side effects while taking Simvastatin from FDA. Among them, 2,495 have Stroke. Find out below who they are, when they have Stroke and more.

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Simvastatin

Simvastatin has active ingredients of simvastatin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from Simvastatin 135,885 users)

Stroke

Stroke (sudden death of a portion of the brain cells due to a lack of oxygen) has been reported by people with diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, pain, multiple sclerosis (latest reports from 170,410 Stroke patients).

On Jan, 19, 2017

129,471 people reported to have side effects when taking Simvastatin.
Among them, 2,495 people (1.93%) have Stroke


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Simvastatin cause Stroke?

Time on Simvastatin when people have Stroke *:

  • < 1 month: 14.86 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 24.32 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 6.76 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 12.16 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 27.03 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 10.81 %
  • 10+ years: 4.05 %

Gender of people who have Stroke when taking Simvastatin *:

  • female: 49.03 %
  • male: 50.97 %

Age of people who have Stroke when taking Simvastatin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.15 %
  • 20-29: 0.83 %
  • 30-39: 2.26 %
  • 40-49: 7.16 %
  • 50-59: 18.6 %
  • 60+: 71.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Cholesterol (442 people, 17.72%)
  • High Blood Pressure (423 people, 16.95%)
  • Diabetes (244 people, 9.78%)
  • Atrial Fibrillation/flutter (190 people, 7.62%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (142 people, 5.69%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (487 people, 19.52%)
  • Lisinopril (330 people, 13.23%)
  • Omeprazole (283 people, 11.34%)
  • Plavix (250 people, 10.02%)
  • Furosemide (202 people, 8.10%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain (262 people, 10.50%)
  • High Blood Pressure (257 people, 10.30%)
  • Weakness (207 people, 8.30%)
  • Dizziness (206 people, 8.26%)
  • Fall (201 people, 8.06%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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